Urgent Action outcome: Clampdown on freedom of expression

Puerto Rico authorities responded violently to demonstrations on 1 May 2018 by repressing protesters.

1st update on UA 87/18 issued 10/05/2019

Urgent Action: Health concerns for detained filmmaker

Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, a prominent filmmaker, detained since 12 April, is facing charges because of social media posts.

UA 81/19 issued 06/06/2019

Urgent Action: Seven activists arrested and charged with treason

Seven activists arrested on different dates, are facing charges of treason after they attended a training.

UA 76/19 issued 31/05/2019

Urgent Action: Health of imprisoned Crimean Tatar at risk

Crimean Tatar, Edem Bekirov, has been detained in Simferopol since his detention by Russian security forces.

UA 79/19 issued 31/05/2019

Urgent Action: Pakistani Christian family at risk of deportation

A Pakistani Catholic family – ages ranging from 11 to 57 - have been arrested for overstaying their visas in Sri Lanka.

UA 80/19 issued 04/06/2019

Urgent Action: Incommunicado detainee at risk of torture

Lebanese detainee Ahmad Ali Mekkaoui has been held incommunicado since 11 April 2019.

UA 75/19 issued 31/05/2019

Urgent Action update: Prisoner of conscience ends hunger strike

Human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor ended a month-long hunger strike in mid-April.

1st update on UA 47/19 issued 29/05/2019

Urgent Action update: Verdict issued against Lebanese men

On 15 May 2019, the Federal Appeal Court in Abu Dhabi issued its verdict in the case of 11 Lebanese men.

2nd update on UA 38/19 issued 27/05/2018

Urgent Action update: Bedouin leader rejects conditional release

Prominent Bedouin leader Sheikh Sayyah Abu Mdeighim al-Turi’s early release was scheduled on 15 May 2019.

1st update on UA 4/19 issued 24/05/19

Urgent Action: Dozens at risk of torture in police detention

A group of 47 people, including men, women and three children, were detained between 18 and 21 May.

UA 74/19 issued 24/05/2019